Advanced Business Analysis
Enhance your knowledge of the principles and methods that business analysts draw on daily. Tackle business problems in a real-world context. You’ll break down the theory behind implementation plans, understand your stakeholders and see the connections.
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- 26 Aug 2019
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Students who successfully complete his subject will be able to:
- Develop and demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the principles of business analysis and how to apply their knowledge in resolving business problems in a contemporary organisational context
- Elicit and understand the requirements of a range of different stakeholder groups, manage the multiple and conflicting perspectives of a business problem using a variety of business analysis approaches (e.g Agile, SDLC, etc)
- Apply a range of analytical and problem solving methods, tools and techniques to complex and interconnected organisational problem contexts to prioritise requirements, define a solution scope, and establish the feasibility of various solutions proposals
- Critically evaluate proposed solutions to determine the best fit with business requirements using decision-making tools, identify gaps and shortcomings in proposed solutions, and demonstrate an understanding of techniques used for evaluating deployed solutions to confirm that they meet the original stakeholder needs
- Formulate solution implementation plans, associated organisational impacts, identify how benefits will be tracked and realised, and understand how to conduct and report on post-implementation reviews to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
- business requirements, stakeholder requirements, solution requirements (functional & non-functional requirements), transition requirements
- requirements management, prioritisation and communication
- enterprise analysis, establishing business needs
- development of business cases
- advanced elicitation techniques
- solution assessment and validation
- evaluation of deployed solutions
- on-going benefits planning and realisation
- managing technology-driven change
- analysing requirements in an agile development environment
- implementation planning
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject is an advanced subject which aims to further develop the underlying knowledge, skills and other competencies that are critical to the effective business analysis. It builds on previous foundational knowledge in particular. It also aims to contextualise business analysis, building complexity, uncertainty and interconnectedness into the modelling domain.
- Individual (30-40%)
- Group (30-40%)
- Individual (30-40%)
Textbooks are not required.